ECTS - Social and Spatial Structure Relations

Social and Spatial Structure Relations (MMR347) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Social and Spatial Structure Relations MMR347 1 2 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Emel Akın
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Realizing the impossibility of approaching production and organization of space independent of the process of social change, investigating the processes of spatial change in the urban and architecture area as based on social structure / change.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Reflects the knowledge that s/he acquires by reading and observing to the academic context.
  • Reflects the theoretical knowledge in the field of spatial analysis that s/he acquires during the course to practice.
  • Conceives the social structure and space relationship independently and/or at an interdisciplinary basis.
  • Makes research at urban and architectural scales, interprets the results.
  • Makes a potant presentation which unites theoretical knowledge with the subject of research.
Course Content Relation of the urban and architectural domain and the production and organization of space with the social structure and social change; comparison of the changes in Turkey and the West in the urban and architectural domain within historical process and specifically in terms of spatial processes as based on social relations; readings from books and related films.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction of the course content and method
2 Concepts of social structure and social change
3 The process of social/spatial change in urban history: Short view
4 The process of social/spatial change in urban history: Short view
5 Modernism
6 Modernism (Film / Discussion)
7 Globalization and Postmodernism
8 Globalization, Postmodernism (Film / Discussion)
9 Society of consumption
10 Mid-Term
11 Varieties of space
12 (Film / Discussion)
13 Space-Capital-Economic rent Space-Ideology-Power: Politization of space
14 (Film / Discussion)


Other Sources 1. Baudrillad, Jean, Tüketim Toplumu, Ayrıntı Yay., İst., 2012
2. Davis, Mike, Gecekondu Gezegeni, Metis Yay., İst., 2007
3. Harvey, David, Postmodernliğin Durumu, Metis Yay., İst., 1997

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 50
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 80
Percentage of Final Work 20
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 X
3 X
6 X
9 X
10 X
11 X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 20 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 7 7
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 79